April 7, 2008

pet peeves

So I've posted about one of my pet peeves in the past being people who come to the end of an off ramp(or on ramp for that matter)& STOP when there isn't even a yield sign. So last Tuesday I'm on my way to my girlfriend's house for our weekly playgroup & I come to a particular off ramp where the traffic has its own lane. THERE IS NO REASON TO STOP!!!!! Lo' & behold what do you think happened to me? Yep, you guessed it, the car in front of me stopped. So I honked my horn, not in a rude way let me lay on it, but a beep, beep, beepity-beep-beep. I got the 1 finger salute, so I just smiled & waved back. As he proceeds to drive away & I go around him it was this old man & he did it again! If I wasn't in such a hurry to get to my friend's house that morning, I was very tempted to follow him into the mall. I would've asked him if that was all the command he had of the English language. Probably was a good thing I was in a hurry.
Gotta love it!


Karen said...

That and we people come to a COMPLETE stop in the road before turning!!! (My sister did this when she was learning to drive... maybe she still does... drives me CRAZY!)

I LOVE THE GO FISH GUYS!! It's totally true about not driving parents crazy!! It's pretty much the only kid music ALLOWED in our van!

CC said...

that's RI for you. Worst. drivers. ever.

Peggy said...

Oh Gail, I'm still laughing my head off! I had an old man do that to me once. (The finger.) I was lost one Sunday morning, and I came to an intersection I'd never seen before. Because I was so scared and frazzled already, I didn't notice that I had come to a 4-way stop. I was just sitting there waiting for the other cars to go by. Then, I got honked at. But even after I realized what I did wrong and went, he raced past me and gave me the finger. I ended up at church, finally, in tears! That's usually my response - I wish I had the courage to chase somebody down and reprimand them!